Mike Yarrow Peace Fellowship
A Long-term Training Program for Youth in Nonviolent Action Organizing
The WWFOR runs the Mike Yarrow Peace Fellowship (MYPF), a year-long Fellowship in Nonviolent Action Organizing that includes: 1) a Fellowship Grant, 2) a long-term training program that includes an initial online core training and ongoing elective workshops; and 3) ongoing support for youth organizers, ages 14-23, to work on a social change project of their choice.
Fellows learn about peace and justice issues, nonviolent campaign building, and gain skills such as public speaking, group leadership, digital organizing, media development, conducting surveys, public relations, outreach, and lobbying. The Fellows meet individual activists, visit organizations, are introduced to current hot issues, and are mentored by experienced activists, public figures, and community organizers from the Seattle area and beyond. Applicants are accepted from all over the country and are especially encouraged to apply from Washington State. Housing and other assistance can be provided during the training intensive for those not living in the Seattle area.
Seeking to replace war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, equality, peace and justice.
Since 1915, the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerning domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience.